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Surplus Maintenance Items on Public Auction Website

October 26th, 2016 by mnash

Surplus Maintenance Items on Public Auction Website

Maintainence items have been released for public auction at www.publicsurplus.com today, 10/26/2016.

Items Include:

Assorted Dipsticks
First Aid Boxes
Heater Blower DRJ1000
Heater Blower DRJ1000
Brake Calipers
Shoe & Lining Kit
Wheelchair Lift Parts
Canon C5045 Copier Printer

Contact Maintenance Manager Ben Arnold with questions at barnold@jeffersontransit.com or 360-385-3020 x 113.

Rider Alert: #7 Poulsbo Sept. 18th schedule misprint

September 28th, 2016 by mnash

#7 Poulsbo Route

Poulsbo to Port Townsend 7:20am run;


The times on the #7 Poulsbo to Port Townsend 7:20am run are misprinted in the Sept. 18th, 2016 printed schedules.
Please use the following schedule:

Poulsbo to Port Townsend
Depart Poulsbo Transfer Center Shine Tidelands Paradise Bay Port Ludlow (Anchor Lane) Oak Bay & Verner Port Hadlock Curtiss Street Jefferson County Library 63       Four Corners Park & Ride Jefferson Health Care Arrive Haines Pl Park & Ride
7:20 AM 7:37 AM 7:41 AM 7:47 AM 7:51 AM 8:02 AM 8:06 AM 8:11 AM 8:19 AM 8:25 AM



Rider Alert: UPDATE Jefferson Healthcare Stop

September 16th, 2016 by mnash

UPDATE: With the completion of the hospital construction project Jefferson Transit will resume service Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the transit shelter located near 8th and Sheridan Street.

Buses will no longer detour through the hospital parking area effective 7:00 pm Friday, october 21, 2016.

Service Change: Effective September 18, 2016

September 16th, 2016 by mnash

The following schedule changes will be effective September 18, 2016. New schedules are available.

#2 Fort Worden

  • The Peninsula College stop has moved from Battery Way to Eisenhower Avenue, near the new College location.
  • The bus will now loop the opposite direction through Fort Worden. The Bus will enter on Fort Worden Way, turn right on Eisenhower, right on Harbor Defense Way, right on Pershing Ave, and left on Fort Worden Way exiting the Fort.


#7 Poulsbo-  Expected to change in December, 2016

  • Jefferson Transit will be connecting with Kitsap Transit upon the opening of Kitsaps new North Viking Park & Ride. Please check jeffersontransit.com for updates.


Jefferson Transit Olympic Connection

  • M-F, 2:45 pm from Forks now departs at 2:40 PM.


Jefferson Healthcare Stop

  • The new Jefferson Healthcare stop at 8th & Sheridan will be open Sept. 26th. We will no longer stop at the hospital water side entrance.

The schedule times for the hospital will remain the same. The map for the #11A/B Shuttle will be updated to reflect the route change next time schedules are printed.


Jefferson Transit is Recruiting for a Citizen Advisory Committee

August 2nd, 2016 by lsmedley

The Jefferson Transit Authority is soliciting applications from individuals residing in Jefferson County, who are interested in serving on their advisory panel, the Citizen Advisory Committee. The Committee will consist of 7 to15 members from throughout the service area representing seniors, youth, persons with disabilities, college students, business organizations, business owners, transit service users, vanpool users, social service agencies, the medical community, school districts, neighborhood associations, the Tribes, Transit Demand Management, and citizens-at-large. The Citizen Advisory Committee typically is comprised of a diverse representation of the County.

The Authority is seeking applications from public-spirited citizens who are willing to become involved, study the issues, and serve in an advisory capacity to Jefferson Transit’s governing board.

The Citizen Advisory Committee will meet quarterly, usually in the early evening, at Jefferson Transit’s Maintenance and Administration building located at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend.

If you are interested in the opportunity to be part of establishing direction for public transportation in the Jefferson County community, please complete the application in the link below or call (360)385-4777 ext. 1, and we will mail you an  application.   Applications are also available at the Haines Place Transit Center, at 440 12th Street, Port Townsend, and at the Maintenance and Administration Building at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend.   All completed applications must be mailed or hand delivered to Jefferson Transit, Attn: Laura Smedley, 63 4 Corners Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368, faxed to (360) 385-2321 or emailed to lsmedley@jeffersontransit.comThis application process will remain open until positions are filled.

The Authority Board will review all applications received and schedule interviews. It is anticipated a selection will be made by early October and appointments made by the Authority Board at their October 18, 2016, Board Meeting. All applicants will receive notification of their status in the selection process.

For more information about the Citizen Advisory Committee, or the selection process, contact Laura Smedley, (360)385-3020 ext. 108.

Citizen Advisory Committee Application

2016 Transportation Needs Assessment Survey

July 15th, 2016 by mnash

Jefferson Transit is working to identify ways of improving transportation options for Jefferson County residents and visitors. Jefferson Transit will be conducting a series of surveys to assess the transportation needs of the community, define future goals for transit, and evaluate our service models based on the feedback.

Jefferson Transit will conduct two surveys, each open to public feedback for 5 months. We will develop the second survey questions based off the initial survey responses, to further determine the needs of the community.

Jefferson Transit will use community events, public meetings, community venues, Jefferson Transit’s website and employers as platforms for the surveys.

We encourage participation from transit riders and non-riders alike for feedback, we want to hear from everyone on how we can improve your transportation options. To encourage participation in the survey, completed surveys will be entered for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card.

You can participate in the survey by picking up a printed survey at our customer service locations, on board JTA vehicles, from a driver, or click here to take the survey online.

Customer service locations:

Jefferson Transit Administration Office
63 4 Corners Rd.
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Haines Place Transit Center
440 12th Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Please direct questions to Miranda Nash.
Mnash@jeffersontransit.com or 360-385-4777 x-122


Summer Youth Pass ● 2016 ● Where Can You Go?

May 24th, 2016 by lsmedley

Do you want to go to Kitsap Mall…or to the Poulsbo Theater? Maybe Fort Worden or the PT Skate Park.

If you are 18 or younger, you can get unlimited rides from Memorial Day until Labor Day for just $20.00!  This special summer pass can be used on Clallam Transit, Mason Transit, Grays Harbor Transit and Jefferson Transit with no extra charges. You can buy passes from a Jefferson Transit driver, from our Customer Service office at 440 12th Street, Port Townsend, near Safeway, or at the Administration Office located at 63 4 Corners Road, Port Townsend, at the Highway 20 and 4 Corners intersection.  We accept cash or checks only and cannot replace lost or stolen passes.

Check out the link to our brochure below for information and bus connections to travel around Port Townsend and beyond.

Youth Pass Brochure
Youth Pass Flyer

We couldn’t fit everything into our brochure so here are more fun day trips.

Port Townsend to Seattle & SeaTac Airport

 Fort Casey – Whidbey Island: Jefferson Transit Shuttle #11B leaving the P&R at 10:30 am – arriving opposite ferry dock at 10:40 am Ferry leaves at 11:00 am – arrives Coupeville terminal at 11:30 am (Cost $1.65) Walk to Fort Casey nearby or take Island Transit #6 (free) to Fort Ebey State Park. Check Island Transit’s schedule to travel to other destinations on Whidbey Island.

Return: Ferry leaves for Port Townsend at 4:15 pm – arrives at 4:45 pm (Cost $1.65) Catch Jefferson Transit #11A at the Port Townsend Plaza Bus Shelter at 5:03 – arriving P&R at 5:16 pm

 Crescent Lake: Jefferson Transit Bus #8 – Port Townsend to Sequim Leave P&R at 8:40 am – arrive at 9:27 am Clallam Transit #30 – Sequim to Port Angeles Leave Sequim at 9:45 am – arrive Port Angeles at 10:20 am Clallam Transit #14 – Port Angeles to Crescent Lake Lodge Leave Port Angeles at 11:20 am – arrive Crescent Lake Lodge at 11:53 am

Return: Clallam Transit #14 – Across from Crescent Lake Lodge to Port Angeles Leave at 4:48 pm (across from Crescent Lake Lodge stop on Hwy 101) – arrive PA at 5:25 pm Clallam Transit #30 – PA to Sequim Leave at 5:40 pm – arrive at 6:15 pm Jefferson Transit #8 – Sequim to Port Townsend Leave at 6:40 pm – arrive at 7:23 pm

Please be at all stops at least 5 minutes ahead of schedule.

Rider Alert: Farmer’s Market deviation

April 1st, 2016 by mnash

Farmers Market- Uptown 2016


October 2nd, 2015 by lsmedley

Safety Stars

On behalf of the WSTIP (Washington State Transit Insurance Pool) Board of Directors, the staff of WSTIP  would like to formally congratulate Jefferson Transit Authority as the 1st recipient of the Safety Star  program  representing the small member group of WSTIP.

Your employee’s hard work and dedication to safety has paid off! You have earned our praise and accolades,  along  with the brand new WSTIP Safety Stars Award.

What we really wanted was to recognize member transit agencies that maintained impressive and stable  safety  records … basically showcasing the best performing agency. We also wanted to structure the award  to recognize  members in all three WSTIP rating categories: small, medium and large.

So, what does this mean?
It means that your agency has been consistently a good performer in terms of agency auto losses. In fact, I  would say the best performer in your size category.



June 3rd, 2015 by lsmedley

Jefferson Transit Authority is pleased to announce the move of our administrative office and maintenance department from 1615 W Sims Way, Port Townsend, WA to 63 Four Corners Road, Port Townsend, WA.

Jefferson Transit will be open for business at 63 Four Corners Road on June 15, 2015 at 8:00 am.

The administrative office will be closed Friday, June 12, 2015 to facilitate the move and celebrate our Grand Opening.

Customer Service will remain open throughout the move at their new location at the Haines Place Transit Center, 440 12th Street, Port Townsend, near Safeway. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.